Friday, December 15, 2017

Cozy Hot Cocoa

Squeezing in one last cocoa project for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Got this free cutie stamp recently from Sweet Escape Digis and had to color him up. I love that the marshmallows are smiling and the cup is wearing a scarf! I layered some embossed and die cut pieces to add to the front of this cute pink gift bag. The Hugs die is from Lawn Fawn.



Thanks for stopping—hope you've had a chance to link up with the hop to try to win some prizes! 

Don't forget—Leave a comment on my blog on any posts during the Winter Coffee Hop (Dec. 8-Dec. 15, 2017) to be eligible to win this adorable mini stamp set from The Sweet Stamp Shop. Hope you'll stop by after the hop too, just to say hi once in a while!





If you leave a comment on each post, you'll be entered multiple times. You have until December 16th at 11:59 EST to comment and a winner will be announced on Sunday, December 17th.

Happy Friday!
Chark

Guest Designing with All Dressed Up Stamps

If you've never seen the digital stamps from All Dressed Up, I urge to run to the store right now and take a peek..they're so cute! I found ADU through the group Kit and Clowder (which has fabulous coloring classes and freebies from a lot of different stamp companies if you're a member and it's easy to be one). And one of the freebies I used to enter their monthly contest. Lucky  me! They liked my entry and I get to guest design for them today.

Here's a little peek at my card...hope you'll stop by the All Dressed Up blog and say HI! I used the adorable All Dressed Up digi stamp Warm Hands Warm Hearts.



Since she's drinking a cup of cocoa (or coffee if you like) I colored her up again in a smaller size and am entering her into the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop too! I went with a Distress Ink background for this one, with little drops of white ink for the snow.



Don't forget—Leave a comment on my blog on any posts during the Winter Coffee Hop (Dec. 8-Dec. 15, 2017) to be eligible to win this adorable mini stamp set from The Sweet Stamp Shop. Hope you'll stop by after the hop too, just to say hi once in a while!



If you leave a comment on each post, you'll be entered multiple times. You have until December 16th at 11:59 EST to comment and a winner will be announced on Sunday, December 17th.

Thanks for stopping by, happy coffee hopping! And Happy Friday!
Chark

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Happy National Hot Cocoa Day

How perfect is it that the Coffee Lovers (and Tea and Cocoa Lovers) blog hop is during National Hot Cocoa Day? We all have our favorite hot drinks and cocoa is one that I love to have in the winter. 

My daughter drinks it all the time, but it's definitely my cold-weather treat. In fact, I'm going to get some right now! And I have little gingerbread boy cookie so he's going to get dunked just like in this photo. I used it for my inspiration for my card today too.



I won this cup and reindeer die from Gina Marie Designs from one of the hops and love it. It's just the right size for cards...I made the reindeer into Rudolph by using red cardstock and clear Nuvo drops. The papers are all from a 6x6 paper pack that is so old you can't find it anymore. The gingerbread die can be found here.


For this version, I used paper from Doodlebug Design Milk and Cookies (for the back) and the coffee cup paper I got here. The cup is the same but I added a tree die cut from the Hero Arts Santa Snacks Stamp and Cut set. The steam is a sticker from Doodlebug too.



Here's a recipe for Hot Chocolate cookies I'm dying to try...maybe today is the perfect day to do so!



Don't forget—Leave a comment on my blog on any posts during the Winter Coffee Hop (Dec. 8-Dec. 15, 2017) to be eligible to win this adorable mini stamp set from The Sweet Stamp Shop. Hope you'll stop by after the hop too, just to say hi once in a while!



If you leave a comment on each post, you'll be entered multiple times. You have until December 16th at 11:59 EST to comment and a winner will be announced on Sunday, December 17th.

Happy Wednesday!
Chark

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hannah Lynn Hot Cocoa Fairy



I love the digital stamps from Hannah Lynn Designs and this one is just perfect for the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop!



I decided she would be blue since she's a winter fairy. I used some red and greenish blue for the cup of cocoa and I added some Nuvo Drops as the sprinkles she's putting on the whipped cream. 

Don't forget—Leave a comment on my blog on any posts during the Winter Coffee Hop (Dec. 8-Dec. 15, 2017) to be eligible to win this adorable mini stamp set from The Sweet Stamp Shop. Hope you'll stop by after the hop too, just to say hi once in a while!


If you leave a comment on each post, you'll be entered multiple times. You have until December 16th at 11:59 EST to comment and a winner will be announced on Sunday, December 17th.

Happy Monday!
Chark

Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee Hopping and Giveaway

Hi my caffeinated friends! I have a project up for a2z Scrapbooking today and another project using a digi stamp from Hero Arts (Caffeine Fix)



I printed it on kraft paper and used Prismacolor pencils to color. Then I added a tree die cut from the Santa Snacks from Hero Arts. I used a white gel pen and black fine tip to add details and gold washi for fun shine!



Leave a comment on my blog on any posts during the Winter Coffee Hop (Dec. 8-Dec. 15, 2017) to be eligible to win this adorable mini stamp set from The Sweet Stamp Shop. Hope you'll stop by after the hop too, just to say hi once in a while!


If you leave a comment on each post, you'll be entered multiple times. You have until December 16th at 11:59 EST to comment and a winner will be announced on Sunday, December 17th.

Happy Friday!
Chark

Friday, December 1, 2017

Wild Christmas Ornament

Hi, friends, I'm up on a2z Scrapbooking today with a wild ornament. I used the digital Go Wild cheetah paper, die cut it with the largest ornament from the Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity dies, and then used the Paper Layering Bear die that I painted with Gansai Tambi watercolors. 


 

The white paint is perfect for the polar bear, with shimmer and just a touch of color so it looks richer than the paper by itself. You can see a little of the shimmer in the close-up on the scarf, but it's so lovely irl.


I used the yummy Nuvo drops in Aquamarine for the edge dots and popped up the bear die cut for more dimension. The challenge theme this month at a2z is Make It Pop...you have all month to make a project with dimension for a chance to win. All products are welcome but if you use Hero Arts, you can win both the digital prize AND a $20 gift card to the store!

Happy Friday!
Chark